• 16. September 2014

    Zach Braff to attend ZFF

    The US American multi-talent Zach Braff is coming to the Zurich Film Festival. Braff will present on Friday (26.9.) at the cinema corso 1 his most recent production WISH I WAS HERE, in which he plays the leading role and for which he wrote the screenplay. He also directed ...

  • 12. September 2014

    IRAQI ODYSSEY screens "Out of Competition"

    Initially announced as participating in the International Documentary Film competition section,  Samir's IRAQI ODYSSEY (3D, CH 2014) will now screen out-of-competition as a work-in-progress in the "Special Screenings" section.

    Due to an extremely tight completion deadline, several technical errors occurred during the film's post-production. Director Samir noticed the ...

  • 10. September 2014

    Antonio Banderas will present the thriller AUTÓMATA

    Antonio Banderas will present his latest film AUTÓMATA at the 10th Zurich Film Festival on Friday, September 26, together with director Gabe Ibáñez and Producer Sandra Hermida.

    The science fiction thriller AUTÓMATA is set in 2044: The world is on the verge of ecological collapse; robots are ...

  • 09. September 2014

    Susanne Bier, Steve James and Stefan Arndt as Jury Presidents

    The Zurich Film Festival screens first, second and third directional works in its three competition categories International Feature Film, International Documentary Film and Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria. A jury of experts assesses each of the new productions.

    Each of the juries presents the Golden Eye in its respective category during ...

  • 08. September 2014

    European Premiere of NIGHTCRAWLER with Rene Russo

    The crime thriller NIGHTCRAWLER, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton, will have its European Premiere in Zurich as the Center Gala screening at the 10th Zurich Film Festival on Tuesday, September 30th. Rene Russo (THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, RANSOM, GET SHORTY, LETHAL WEAPON 3) will be on hand ...

  • 05. September 2014

    Benicio del Toro and Josh Hutcherson to present ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST

    Academy Award winner and Best Actor Award winner at Cannes Film Festival Benicio del Toro (TRAFFIC, CHE, THE USUAL SUSPECTS), Josh Hutcherson (THE HUNGER GAMES series, BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA) and Claudia Traisac (AMANECER EN ASIA) will present Andrea Di Stefano’s directorial debut ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST at this year’s ...

  • 04. September 2014

    Photographer Peter Lindbergh and film star Cate Blanchett open exhibition at Festival Centre

    Important guests at the Zurich Film Festival. At the invitation of IWC Schaffhausen, the German star photographer Peter Lindbergh and the Australian film star Cate Blanchett will attend the ZFF. Together, they will open an exclusive exhibition at the Festival Centre with photographs by Peter Lindbergh. In the evening, Cate ...

  • 03. September 2014

    ZFF 72 Talent Contest

    An exciting race against time: For its 10th anniversary, Zurich Film Festival launches the „ZFF 72 Talent Contest“. Participants – either individuals or teams – are given 72 hours to create a film clip with a specified theme lasting no longer than 72 seconds. ZFF wants to rouse film fever in young ...

  • 02. September 2014

    Prominent ZFF Gala Premieres

    Together with the Competition section, ZFF’s Gala Premiere section forms the core of the Zurich Film Festival, and once again features numerous prominent names. Among the approx. 30 productions in this year’s line-up are new films from such international directors as François Ozon, Ulrich Seidl, Mia Hansen-L ...

  • 01. September 2014

    Music Biopic GET ON UP as opening film

    Zurich Film Festival kicks off its 10-year jubilee edition on September 25 with the biopic music film GET ON UP from director Tate Taylor. The film tells the life story of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. Young star Chadwick Boseman plays the charismatic singer. Chadwick Boseman and Tate Taylor ...

  • 28. August 2014

    World Premiere of swiss film NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA

    The historical spectacle NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA celebrates its world premiere at the 10th Zurich Film Festival. Director Claudio Fäh and producer Ralph S. Dietrich as well as the stellar cast, including Tom Hopper, Ken Duken, Ed Skrein and the Swiss Anatole Taubman will present the viking saga in ...

  • 27. August 2014

    ZFF to honor producer Michael Shamberg with Career Achievement Award

    Two-time Oscar nominated producer Michael Shamberg (“ERIN BROCKOVICH, PULP FICTION, THE BIG CHILL, CONTAGION, A FISH CALLED WANDA, DJANGO UNCHAINED) will be the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ award for career achievements in cinema at this year’s Festival.

  • 21. August 2014

    Liam Neeson joins 10th ZFF

    Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson will present his latest film, the crime drama A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, at this year’s Zurich Film Festival. The film has been selected to screen in the Gala Premieres section of the Festival, on the evening of Friday, October 3rd at the Cinema ...

  • 18. August 2014

    Diane Keaton to receive Golden Icon Award

    Diane Keaton will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival. In addition to receiving ZFF’s Golden Icon Award, Keaton will present her latest film, the romantic comedy AND SO IT GOES, directed by Rob Reiner and co-starring Michael Douglas, which has been selected to screen ...

  • 14. August 2014

    ZFF announces first Gala Premieres

    The 10th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announces its first Gala Premieres: The drama MANGLEHORN by David Gordon Green, the tragicomedies BIRDMAN by Alejandro González Iñárritu and MY OLD LADY by Israel Horovitz, the documentary film NATIONAL GALLERY by Frederick Wiseman, the dramas THE CUT by Fatih Akin ...

  • 18. July 2014

    Zurich Film Festival meets OrangeCinema

    Zurich Film Festival will once again make a guest appearance at OrangeCinema and present on August 4 an outstanding production from its 2013 programme. The two Golden Globe and eleven Emmy Award-winning drama LIBERACE - TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS WONDERFUL will be screened in Zurich. Set against the ...

  • 17. July 2014

    MIELE in cinemas from today

    The Italian/French co-production MIELE hits cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland today. Better known for her performances in such films as RAIN MAN, HOT SHOTS and LAMPEDUSA, this film represents Italian-born Valeria Golino’s debut as a feature film director. It was screened as part of the 9th Zurich Film ...

  • 10. July 2014

    L'AMOUR EST UN CRIME PARFAIT hits Swiss cinemas today

    The thriller L'AMOUR EST UN CRIME PARFAIT hits Swiss cinemas today! Based on the novel  ‘Incidences’ by highly successful French writer Philippe Djian, the film was created by brothers Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu and screened as a Gala Premiere at last year’s Zurich Film Festival.

    Following a passionate ...

  • 08. July 2014

    TV series at Zurich Film Festival

    ZFF TVision presents the international trends

    TV is experiencing a new golden age thanks to creative, innovative series and mini series featuring top-class casts. The 10th Zurich Film Festival will remain abreast of this new development by introducing the out-of-competition "ZFF TVision" section, which will present on the big ...

  • 01. July 2014

    Hans Zimmer to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    Composer Hans Zimmer to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Zurich Film Festival. German-born Hans Zimmer, one of the most innovative, creative and celebrated film music composers and producers of our time, will receive the award personally on October 1, 2014 in the frame of the International Film Music ...

  • 19. June 2014

    Drama FRUITVALE STATION in Cinemas

    Ryan Coogler's drama FRUITVALE STATION opens in cinemas across German-speaking Switzerland today. The 28-year-old director’s debut picture was screened as part of Zurich Film Festival’s International Feature Film Competition. This multi-award winning US indie production had already caused a sensation at Sundance and Cannes.

  • 12. May 2014

    TREATMENT AWARD - Support for authors from SRF and Telepool

    Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) and Telepool Zürich collaborate with Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) to present the second Treatment Award. In doing so, these long-term partners highlight the importance of screenwriting in Switzerland. Authors are invited to submit a feature-film treatment with a strong link to Switzerland on the ...

  • 10. May 2014

    Frame – making cinema more enjoyable

    The second issue of “Frame” will be released on Sunday with Nicole Kidman on the cover. The publication’s key topic is the 67th Cannes Film Festival and its Opening Film „Grace of Monaco“. An essay explains how Cannes became the world’s most important film festival. Gilles Jacob ...

  • 06. May 2014

    Continual Festival Growth and Team Expansion

    Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) has continually grown since its inception, and in just a few short years it has become one of the largest employers in the Swiss film sector. The first ZFF in 2005 took place with a team of just four full-time and five part-time employees behind it ...

  • 24. April 2014

    New festival centre


    The great support from Zurich's Lotteriefonds enables ZFF to buy a brand new festival tent. It will have it's place on the Sechseläutenplatz in the heart of Zurich and will serve as the Festival Centre for the next decade.


  • 22. April 2014

    Alexandra Roach in Zurich

    Only two days until the screening of ONE CHANCE @ Platzfäscht! And we're more than excited to announce that leading actress Alexandra Roach will be present at this special premiere!

  • 09. April 2014

    ONE CHANCE screened at Platzfäscht

    ZFF Gala premiere ONE CHANCE will be screened will be screened open air as a part of the inauguration celebrations of the brand new Sechseläutenplatz on April 24, 2014 at 20.30. The entry is free! Get a ticket at www.platzfä


  • 03. April 2014

    A LONG WAY DOWN in Swiss theaters

    Zurich Film Festival presents the film adaption of the Nick Hornby classic A LONG WAY DOWN in collaboration with DCM, the Swiss producers of the film

  • 28. March 2014

    Indian Cinema: Beyond the Boundaries of Bollywood

    ZFF focuses on the development of a promising national film scene in its New World View section. This year’s guest country is India. Emerging from the shadow of the subcontinent’s mass cinema Bollywood tradition and enjoying growing national success is a young, independent film scene with productions that ...

  • 26. March 2014

    3rd International Film Music Competition - enter now!

    What would Sergio Leone’s "Once Upon a Time in the West" be without the man with the harmonica? Who doesn’t reminisce over Holly Golightly’s enchanting window frame performance of “Moon River”? The theory that music is as integral to every film production as the images themselves is ...

  • 06. March 2014

    IWC Schaffhausen to be ZFF’s New Co-Partner

    Zurich Film Festival is delighted to announce its new co-partnership with the time-honoured Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen. Zurich Film Festival has found in IWC a partner with a long list of engagements in the film industry and a committed supporter of film.

    Festival Co-Directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri ...

  • 24. February 2014

    New film magazine FRAME available now

    FRAME is finally on the market! The new film magazine for Switzerland will be released quarterly as a supplement in the NZZ am Sonntag. It can also be purchased at k-kiosks and as an E-Paper on iTunes. The next edition will be released May 11, 2014.

  • 21. February 2014

    New Film Magazine FRAME

    NZZ am Sonntag and Zurich Film Festival launches a new Swiss film magazine. FRAME takes a quarterly look behind the scenes of the film and entertainment industry and provides in-depth reports about its most important players. The first edition appears on February 23 as a supplement in the NZZ am ...

  • 18. February 2014

    ZFF optimises competititon structure

    ZFF rearranges its competition section into three categories: International Feature Film, International Documentary Film and Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria.

    The Golden Eye endowed with a CHF 25,000 cash prize will be awarded in each of the two categories International Feature Film Competition and International Documentary Film Competition by two ...

  • 09. February 2014

    Call for Entries starts February 15

    Only few days until the new festival season officially starts! Films can be submitted via the platform Withoutabox.

    We're looking forward to receiving many exceptional film entries. For more information regarding submissions, please contact Thao Duong or click here.

  • 05. February 2014

    The countdown has started - only three weeks left until the release of FRAME

    NZZ am Sonntag and Zurich Film Festival unveil the film magazine FRAME, hot off the press on February 23! With 140'000 copies, the most circulated film magazine in the German-language realm will be published four times annually and included as a supplement to the NZZ am Sonntag. FRAME will ...

  • 04. February 2014

    A LONG WAY DOWN celebrates Swiss premiere

    Hollywood returns to Zurich on February 11 - Zurich Film Festival presents the film adaption of the Nick Hornby classic A LONG WAY DOWN in collaboration with DCM, the Swiss producers of the film. Two of the most popular film stars and leading actors of the film will be present at ...